Back to School: All of the Links

So School? It sucks to be starting off on a bit of  a down note, but I’m so crazy late to post about back to school. In truth, I’ve been discouraged about life and usually blogging is the first thing that drops off my radar when this happens.  Let’s ease back into the swing of things with a bit of an edit! The rest of this post is a list of  YouTube videos and other blog posts about style, beauty, and other things that I think will be really helpful for the school year!  Some are school specific some aren’t, it’s all about taking what you need from them.

Style:

Affordable Outfit Ideas Under $50

BACK to SCHOOL Outfits of the Week Fashion Lookbook | Miss Louie

First Day Outfit

Food:

The 10 Best Budget-Friendly Recipes for College Students

33 Healthy Eating Habits Lazy College Students Will Appreciate

10 Make-Ahead Dinners Any College Student Can Cook

Beauty:

Golden Eyeshadow Tutorial + Easy Winged Eyeliner | Jessica Clements

GRWM: I Got No Sleep! Makeup + Skincare | Ingrid Nilsen

Minimal Fresh Makeup | Foundation-less, Long Wearing | Talk Through

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      *  I would like to make it very clear that all of the links below aren’t mine. These are videos and blog posts that I’ve found to be very useful, and wanted to make a nice little list of resources for anyone who may be looking for them 🙂 *

Dear Reader, I Caved and Bought Mules

For the longest time, the one pair of shoes I vowed to never get are mules. They are a 90’s trend I could never get on board with.  Bloggers, Vloggers, instagram influencers, etc. have made mules the shoes of the summer and to me, it never made sense. My arguments on this case were, “What’s the point of half a shoe,” and “it’s glorifying flip flops.”  On this day, (actually a few days ago) I caved and got a pair of mules; loafer mules to be exact.


Why? Well,  I found this pair that was under $25, they come in black, and they look a WHOLE lot like this high end pair. There are also three influencers that have made me convert to the mule trend: Blank ItineraryMiss Louie, and  the College Prepster. They make these silhouettes look modern and chic, so I had to give it a try.

Here is a quick pros and cons list if you’re still on the fence about this style:

Pros:

  • They give you an “effortless” put together vibe that I didn’t was possible to achieve with half a loafer
  • no straps or buckles to mess with, just slip on and you’re out the door!
  • variety of price ranges, yes broke college student, you too can give off fashion blogger vibes at a fraction of the price

Cons:

  • I can’t wear them if a lot of walking is involved. Maybe I need a different size, but they are kind of difficult to walk in
  •  Like most open shoes, they aren’t ideal for rainy days

Dear 20 



Dear 20, I am proud of what we did this year. We laughed and cried (a lot). Never forget this was the year you got your first degree, your first adult job, a solid group of friends, a decent car, a sense of direction, and for the first time in a long time you had a genuine smile 

I’ll miss you 

❤️ Elisabeth 

Graduation

Last Wednesday, one of my dearest friends was graduating from school.  Our friend group all took inspiration and dress up a little for this amazing milestone. My outfit was typical for my style, and super AFFORDABLE! I wore a black body suit from forever 21 (similar), a floral skirt from Ross, and my Aldo Yalissa loafers (yes the shoes are expensive, pretend they aren’t here). I opted for flats over heels, because the graduation took place where there were a lot of stairs to climb. The 3/4 length sleeve of my top turned out to be helpful  because it was a rainy and cool evening in Florida.

Books I’m Not Finishing

Here is an important lesson: Life is too short to read through books you aren’t enjoying. I had an entire stack of books I was half way through, or haven’t started. I made a video talking about why I’m not finishing them. This is what hopefully is going to get me out of a reading slump I’ve been in for a lot of the year!

 

Tell me what books you won’t be finishing and why! If you need a sign to stop reading a book you aren’t enjoying: This is it!

MAC Lipstick Collection

I’ve been collecting MAC lipsticks since I was in high school. It’s not a massive collection, but I love them and I have shades I actually want to use.

Persistence: This is the newest edition to the family. The website describes it as a peachy cinnamon color, and I call it  my perfect nude. I’ve been using persistence the most frequently because it’s such an everyday color for me. Persistence is a matte finish but still super comfortable to wear all day long.

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Del Rio: Del Rio is my favorite lipstick when I want a nice everyday color. I like to layer her underneath my Nyx matte liquid lipstick in french maid to make everything more comfortable. The color is described as a muted plum brown and is a satin finish.

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Stone: Stone is what I use when I want a full on spice girls 90’s lip. My skin tone pulls the brown color more heavily than the taupe that others tend to get out of it. It is a matte finish (are we sensing a trend?) and a muted greyish taupe brow (straight from mac cosmetics website).

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Rebel: My first love. Rebel is the first MAC lipstick I’ve ever owned and I have worn her to DEATH. I got her when I was into super bold lips because I couldn’t blend eye shadow. At one point, I would wear rebel every single day.

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Viva Glam 1: This is my perfect red lipstick. It felt good to buy it because MAC donates money to an AIDS charity whenever someone buys products from the viva glam line.

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March Favorites!

March is over and that means favorites time! I rounded up my top items of the month to share. I did a video this time because I will get the hang of this youtube thing!

Here is everything I mentioned. It’s also in the description box of my videos! There will always be little easter eggs of something I mentioned.

Similar Versona Bag: https://www.shopversona.com/versona/m…

Similar Coach wallet: http://www.coach.com/coach-accordion-…

Alex and Ani bangles:
Updates Compass: http://www.alexandani.com/symbol-jewe…

Aphrodite’s Flower: http://www.alexandani.com/aphrodites-…

Michael Kors bangle: https://www.michaelkors.com/astor-sil…

Starbucks cup: http://store.starbucks.com/products/n…

Calvin Klein Bras: http://www.calvinklein.us/en/underwea…

H&M Pants: http://www.hm.com/us/product/81801?ar…

F21 Bomber:
http://www.forever21.com/Product/Prod…

Clinique Foundation: http://www.clinique.com/product/1599/…

NYX Lippie:
http://www.ulta.com/lip-lingerie-liqu…

Carli Bybel Palette:
http://www.ulta.com/carli-bybel-14-co…